With the release of their new Concrete and Gold album looming large, Foo Fighters have announced that they’ll be touring Australia and New Zealand early next year – and in extra cool news, they’re bringing Weezer with them!
It’s been a couple of years since Dave Grohl and the boys were last here, promoting Sonic Highways. As for Weezer, if our memories aren’t entirely frazzled by now they last graced us with their presence back in 2013.
Not only will the two bands be playing all ages shows, they’ll also have a local support band at each gig.
Those initial dates (there’s plenty of wiggle room for extra ones, naturally) are…
NIB Stadium, Perth – Saturday 20 January (with Cosmic Kahuna)
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide – Tuesday 23 January (with Amyl and the Sniffers)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – Thursday 25 January (with DZ Deathrays)
ANZ Stadium, Sydney – Saturday 27 January (with the Preatures)
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne – Tuesday 30 January (with Clowns)
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland – Saturday 3 February (with Ayn Randy)
Concrete and Gold, the Foo Fighters’ first album in three years, is out on September 15. Produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia), it includes the singles Run and The Sky Is a Neighborhood. It also features Sir Paul McCartney drumming on one track, plus “the biggest pop star in the world” singing on another track, according to Grohl. Rumour is that’s Justin Timberlake, so Dave may have oversold it a bit.
JB Hi-Fi customers in Australia and New Zealand who pre-order Concrete and Gold BEFORE 11pm AEST on Thursday, September 14 will receive priority access to pre-sale tickets. The pre-sale will run for 24 hours from Tuesday, September 19 (10am AEST/12noon NZST), or will end earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted.
Meanwhile, Weezer are preparing to let loose their 11th album, Pacific Daydream, on October 27.